I’m from Iowa, a place where people share things.
If you get your name or picture featured in any publication (aside from the police report), chances are someone has a clipping to give you.
Everyone wants to celebrate the free publicity. Why not celebrate the supporter, too? It’s safe to say that the scissors-wielding friend showed the clipping to others before delivering it to you.
Instead of telling about the 11 others who brought the same clipping, try:
“Thanks for noticing!”
“What did you think?”
Most of all, don’t forget a “Thanks for your support.”
Then, share the gift. Get it on Facebook, your blog, website…even the refrigerator door at your cafe. Brag about the customers who cared.
It doesn’t matter if you keep a scrapbook. Be a walking, talking scrapbook